Brooklyn Nets Trade Superstar Kevin Durant to Phoenix Suns in Major Deal

Superstar Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant is headed for a trade that will shake up the NBA and send oddsmakers resetting the odds.

With the NBA trade deadline set for Thursday at 3 p.m., the Nets have agreed to trade superstar Durant to the Phoenix Suns. Durant is currently out with a sprained MCL, but is expected to return this month.

The deal sends Durant and forward TJ Warren to the Suns, the Nets get back Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder, four first-round picks and a 2028 pick swap. They will have unprotected picks in 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029.

The deal means Brooklyn is heading back to a long rebuild. They had title hopes in the summer of 2019 when they brought together fellow superstar guards Kyrie Irving and Durant, adding guard James Harden the following year.

But the trio played only 73 matches together for various reasons. A disgruntled Harden was traded to Philadelphia last season and a controversial Irving was shipped to the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week. That last move sealed Durant’s departure from Brooklyn, as the unhappy player saw his supporting cast gone and little to keep the team in contention for the foreseeable future.

For Phoenix, that means they are all-in to win a championship this season. New team owner Matt Ishbia pushed for the deal, which set Durant up with Chris Paul, Devin Booker and center Deandre Ayton in the hunt for an NBA title.

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